No more personal cars will be allowed in Madrid's city center
Madrid's mayor, Manuela Carmena, is serious about kicking personal cars off the road in the city center.
On a November 5 show on Spanish radio networkCadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid's main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, buses, and taxis before she leaves office in May 2019, as noted by CityLab.
Are people in love with not having to drive to dense urban locales? (Answer: for the most part, yes.) Following the lead of numerous cities that are seeking either to reduce car traffic or obliterate it altogether, Madrid's mayor actually outlawed personal vehicles from the city's main... View full entry
First glimpse of Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura's Museo del Prado expansion scheme
The Museo del Prado in Madrid has big plans for its 200th anniversary celebration in 2019. Among those plans is an expansion of the museum campus and the restoration of the historic Salón de Reinos, all of which Foster + Partners and Spanish practice Rubio Arquitectura will be in charge of... View full entry
Madrid is about to get a lot more green
Nature is poised to reconquer Madrid. Faced with rising summer temperatures, Spain’s capital has announced plans, reported in today’s El Pais, to seam the city so thoroughly with new green patches that its face could be quite transformed.
City parks will be expanded and restored, and 22 new urban gardens created. Vacant public land will be freed up to create community gardens while the banks of the city’s scrappy Manzanares River will be thickly planted with trees...
— City Lab
According to the report, other components of the initiative include funding and encouragement for green roofs and façades. Plants beds would be added to paved squares and ponds may be created to catch excess stormwater like in Copenhagen. Madrid's location – perched high on a plateau that... View full entry
Martha Thorne appointed as new dean of IE School of Architecture
IE University announced the appointment of Martha Thorne as Dean of IE School of Architecture. Martha Thorne has served as the Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize since 2005. She held the position of Associate Curator of the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago from 1996 to 2005. [...]
Martha Thorne has formed part of the IE School of Architecture & Design management team since its inception and previously served as Associate Dean for External Relations.
— IE University
SelgasCano to design 2015 Serpentine Pavilion
SelgasCano of Madrid will be designing the fifteenth Serpentine Galleries Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens. For the past 15 years, the Serpentine Galleries has invited architects like Sou Fujimoto, Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron with Ai Wei Wei, Peter Zumthor, SANAA, Zaha Hadid, and most recently Smiljan Radic to design the temporary outdoor structure, which continues to be an anticipated summer event every year.
Like every year, the outdoor structure must be a flexible multi-functional social space with a cafe. SelgasCano have yet to submit their design plans.Here's a glimpse into some of their previous works:Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre, Cáseres, Spain 2005/2013Factory Mérida, Badajoz... View full entry
Join the Online Master Class "Real Estate in the Corporation – More than just an Expense", hosted by Sharon Liebowitz
This post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design Online Master Class Real Estate in the Corporation – More than just an Expense Date: Oct 7th 2014 at 6:00 PM Madrid time.Speaker: Sharon Liebowitz, VP of Global Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase Registration: click here to... View full entry
Join the Online Master Class “The Versatile Workplace”, hosted by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander (Studio O+A)
This post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design:Online Master ClassThe Versatile WorkplaceDate: September 25th, 2014 at 7 PM Madrid time.Speakers: Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander, Founders Studio O+ARegistration: click here to register to the event.Brought to you by: IE... View full entry
Madrid's Museo Reina Sofía plans another expansion
The director of the Museo Reina Sofía, Manuel Borja-Villel, has just announced that Madrid’s main Modern and contemporary art museum will expand its permanent exhibition space by a total of 3,000 sq. m by the end of 2015. In an interview with EFE news agency, Borja-Villel said the project will “finally” join the Francisco Sabatini-designed building, which fully opened as an art museum in 1992, with the extension by Jean Nouvel, completed in 2005.
The Master in Architectural Management and Design at IE is starting next February; find out where our alumni are working
This sponsored post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design: Recognizing that architectural education both in Spain and around the world follows limited models – either a technical focus or and artistic one - and that the demands of current... View full entry
Co-Working or Die! or How New Working Environments Are Changing The World
This sponsored post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design: The word Design is beginning to feel a little bit short to define some of the concepts that certain architectural firms are currently developing in the field of working environments. Their action´s range from... View full entry
The Sustainability Hangover: a film starring architects.
Brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design: By the Academic Director of the IE Master in Architectural Management and Design, Juan Lago Novás. I’m sure most of us have seen the inspiring talk by Bjarke Ingels at TED about “Hedonistic sustainability”, but I... View full entry
IE Master in Work Space Design and the Serendipity-Maker Scholarship
Brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design: “For professionals involved in the design processes of innovative work environments” The IE Masters in Work Space Design in collaboration with the Royal College of Arts in London is a post graduate course that addresses the... View full entry
Apple store unearths hospital ruins in Madrid, but construction continues without delay
The director of the Madrid heritage department, Jaime Ignacio Muñoz of the Popular Party, explained to EL PAÍS that Apple had been instructed to change the flooring of the basement so as to “symbolically” trace the outline of these newly discovered walls.
The walls themselves will then be covered up again so the floor of the new store can be placed on top. The actual original foundations of the hospital will not be visible.
IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present
“So you want to be famous?". Peter Murray shares his 7 rules of message design for architects. “Co-designing Workspace". Oliver Marlow explains the TILT Method, his vision about the past, the present and the future of workspace, and how it’s all about people. This series... View full entry
Architecture, Cities and Nature
Date: June 19, 2013. 5:00 PM Madrid time Title: “Architecture, Cities and Nature” Speaker: Stan Allen,SAA Prinicipal. Academic Advisor at IE Master in Architectural Design. IE Master in Architectural Design presents the Online Master Classes series. Introducing... View full entry